Welcome to #ORCID4OAWeek!

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We are delighted to announce that this year, for the first time, ORCID is officially participating in Open Access Week. ORCID is strongly committed to openness as an organization. As well as having a public API and open test platform, we also make a snapshot of the Registry data marked public by record holders openly available every year (2015 will be available shortly).  Our software is available under an MIT open source license, all our documentation is open, and we use Trello to share our development and other plans publicly; and, of course, the ORCID Registry is open as is the iD itself.

So, how are we planning to celebrate OA Week 2015? Our goal is to double the number of researchers registering for an ORCID iD from the current 20,000 a week to 40,000 this week - an ambitious target - AND getting more ORCID registrants to connect their iD to their affiliation information.

ORCID staff will be participating in several events during OA Week, including, ORCID workshops at eResearch 2015 in Brisbane, Australia, the 4th National Open Access Workshop in Ankara, Turkey, a Robert Wood Johnson/SPARC forum, on and a Wiley webinar on Your Route to Open Access.

Thanks to our Ambassadors and other supporters, researchers in the following institutes will have the opportunity to sign up as part of local OA Week celebrations:

  • Australian National Data Service, Australia
  • École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
  • Georgia Regents University, USA
  • Harvard University, USA
  • Imperial College London, UK
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • McGill University Library, Canada
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Queen Mary College London, UK
  • Tufts University, USA
  • University of Kansas Libraries, USA
  • University of Kentucky Libraries, USA
  • University of Michigan, USA
  • University of Pittsburgh, USA

In addition, PLOS are featuring ORCID in their own OA Week celebrations.

As usual, we will be busy on Twitter (where you can keep up-to-date using #ORCID4OAWeek), LinkedIn, and Facebook. Join in the conversation there and help us spread the word about ORCID in your community - we’ve created OA Week web banners in a variety of different sizes, to go along with our existing outreach resources all of which, like our other materials, are openly available. Please let us know how you get on!